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Lawsuit Attacks Constitutionality of Texas Advance Directives Act

This week, a new lawsuit filed in Harris County, Texas challenges the constitutionality of the dispute resolution provisions in the Texas Advance Directives Act.

Dunn v. Methodist Hospital is not the first lawsuit to attack TADA.  In 2007, for example, the Emilio Gonzales case made similar claims.  But no court has ever ruled on these sorts of constitutional claims.

As I argued, earlier this year, in the American Journal of Bioethics, and as I argue in a newer and more substantial piece forthcoming in the QUT Law Review, these constitutional claims have merit.

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